Grace & Roberts wedding 16/08/22 Kings Arms Hotel, Christchurch

On Tuesday we headed out to a venue we haven’t photographed for a while so it was really great to be back at The Kings Arms to photograph Grace & Robert’s wedding day.

We popped into the bridal suite to say hello to Grace and her bridesmaids, and our good friend from Amazing Face makeup We then headed off to The Snug where Robert and his best man were having a quiet drink to steady the nerves before the big day.

Rob looked great in his traditional Scottish get up, notably his kilt.

After a few photos in the pub, we headed back to Grace at The Kings Arms.

We photographed the guests arriving, and then headed across the road to the pavilion where the ceremony was to take place.

 As Rob waited for his bride, we took shots of the guests walking across the lawn, and then waited for Grace to leave the hotel.

Grace left in the traditional Kings Arms style, being led across the road by the kind staff holding the lollypop traffic stop sign (we love this). She then made her way over to the Pavilion.

As the bridesmaids raced down the aisle, Grace followed on and the happy couple met for the first time that day.

Following a short but intimate ceremony, we headed outside to shoot the confetti line, then the group shots and family shots.

 After much kilt flipping and whiskey drinking, we headed into the Kings Arms to shoot the wedding speeches.

This was followed by the cake cutting, then more shots outside on the lawn with the happy couple.

 As the light dropped we used the castle ruins as a backdrop, together with a lot of veil swishing

We then headed towards the grounds of The Priory and took a few posed shots of the newlyweds, then up to the castle where Grace presented Rob with his own man garter. On the way back to the Kings, we stopped briefly on the main road for a street view photo. We were shortly back outside to photograph the bridal party on the old bowling green before the first dance.

We shot the first dance, kilt waving and all the happy wedding guests, then headed out for the final time to capture a few evening shots at the castle.

It was a pleasure spending the day with Grace & Robert and we wish them the very best with their new life together